Lili Reinhart Shares Her First Opinion of Cole Sprouse: 'I Wasn't Starstuck'

Lili Reinhart Shares Her First Opinion of Cole Sprouse: 'I Wasn't Starstuck'

Lili Reinhart gets chic in black and white in a shoot for W Magazine‘s website, online now.

The 21-year-old Riverdale actress opened up about her anxiety, meeting Cole Sprouse for the first time and Bughead. Check it:

On her first opinions of her co-stars: “I thought KJ [Apa] was so hot, so charming. I had seen Cole and Camila [Mendes] at the studio test, and thought Cami was so beautiful. It’s funny, I don’t really remember having an opinion on Cole, to be honest. Of course, I had grown up watching [The Suite Life] but I wasn’t really starstruck. He just seemed like this really attractive, normal guy.”

On her sudden rise to fame: “The show took off in such a way that fame followed very quickly after, and it wasn’t really a smooth transition,. It was just kind of like, ‘Bam.’ It wasn’t a bad thing, but all a sudden, I’m doing all these things and a year ago, I was just starting to film season one, and two years ago, I was living in North Carolina with my parents.”

On seeing Bughead in Riverdale season two: “People are obsessed. They are some really beautiful moments between them, but also really intense. Season two is kind of heart-wrenching. Betty is going through a traumatic situation, and your heart goes out to her, but you also see some new sides to her, which I’m super excited about. Season two definitely opens a door to showing different sides to all of these characters, and it is really beautiful to watch.”

On moving back home before landing Riverdale: “My anxiety was so bad that I had to keep quitting jobs because I physically could not work. But I knew I needed to make money, so I got the job and the women there was like, ‘You need to go find a black button-up shirt and slipless shoes.’…I threw up in my Uber because, one, I was carsick, and two, I was having a panic attack. I get home, lock the door in my room, immediately Skype my mom and said, ‘Mom, I’m not okay.’ I had to get a brown paper bag and breathe into it, which felt so dramatic, but I really could not breathe. I felt like my world was crashing. I didn’t want to admit defeat, but I was like, ‘I need to come home. My mental health is suffering, and it is making me physically ill.’”

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Photos: Daria Kobayashi Ritch at Jones Management for W Magazine
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